Looking for clear blue water

The global financial crisis is being felt across all business sectors all around the world, and the legal sector cannot expect to be any different, says Peter Cornell, Managing Director, Terra Firma


Cautious optimism for the year ahead

As we draw to the end of one of the most challenging years for law firms and their clients in recent history, what are your thoughts on what 2010 will bring? Will the 'difficult 2009' be followed by an even more difficult 2010, or are we now seeing light at the end of the economic […]


What’s in a name: Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira

Manuel Castelo Branco is clearly a man of patience. Almost 15 years after he first explored the possibility of creating a truly Iberian law firm, his vision was finally realised this year with the creation of Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira – the name signalling the final integration of his own Lisbon-based Gonçalves Pereira, Castelo Branco & […]


40 Under Forty Awards 2009

Rewarding excellence In collaboration with UNICEF At a ceremony held on 24th September 2009 at Lisbon’s Pestana Palace Hotel, Iberian Lawyer revealed the winners of the 40 under Forty Awards 2009, the list including lawyers from private practice and in-house legal departments drawn from across Spain, Portugal and around the world.


Editorial November/December 2009

There will be no surprises in 2010, according to the Managing Partner of one major Spanish firm. There are only two scenarios ahead for lawyers in the New Year: success or failure.


Changes in the Spanish “Beckham Law”, but still an attractive

The Spanish impatriate tax regime, enacted in 2004, also known as the “Beckham Law” – as football player David Beckham was one of the first individuals to apply it – was amended with effect from January 1, 2010, despite pressure from the Spanish football lobby, which has benefited extensively from it. Under the amendment, employees […]


Securitisation of the electricity tariff deficit – Fondo de Titulización

One of the main objectives of the recent rules approved regarding the Spanish electricity sector is to achieve tariff sufficiency in order to solve some of the financial difficulties of electricity companies. In this respect, last April 30, several measures affecting the energy sector were adopted under Royal Decree 6/2009. Accordingly, current and further tariff […]


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